Post # 16
clipclop1023 : I got to do it both ways! My original engagement ring (which was then either lost or stolen) was purchased preset. For my replacement ring, I bought the stone and setting separately and had a third jeweler set the stone for me. I wouldn’t do that again in a hurry, that involved lots of emails and travel time!
If I have to do it again, and I hope I don’t, I would find a jeweler who would source my stone for me and place it in their setting. Then I’d get the best of both worlds of convenience and customization!
Post # 17
- Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm
We got the stone from James Allen and loved the experience. If you go with them, ask for the pricescope discount.
We had the stone set at a local jeweler, i knew I wanted an ArtCarved setting so picked the cheapest jeweler who carried their settings. Huge mistake, they did a terrible terrible job with the setting and it had to be replaced by ArtCarved and set at a new jeweler. It was a nightmare
Post # 18
- Wedding: St. petersburg, FL
Thank you guys so much for your responses. 🙂
My SO and I ended up going to a different local jeweler, and picking out two similar but subtly different rings… and they were not at all what I had picked before! They have much higher quality stones than I would have gotten at Jared’s. Here’s what my SO and I figured out though:
He does want the proposal and ring to be a surprise, but he let it slip that he favorited one and will most definitely pick that one and add a custom touch to it so that it will be unique to us. He will pick the stone, and I should have a proposal by June!!! Thank you guys for all of your suggestions!